Tag: warner music
The Jesus and Mary Chain sue WMG over copyright termination
Around the time of their 1985 debut album ’Psychocandy’ The Jesus and Mary Chain were famous for fighting – with the audience and with each other. Now, in 2021, they’re in a battle with Warner Music Group over...
June 15, 2021
Music clips startup Songclip strikes deal with WMG
Songclip is one of the startups trying to help app developers use licensed music in fields from social and dating to fitness and games. It raised an $11m funding round in March, and now it has a deal with Warner Music...
June 4, 2021
Music marketing focus: Russia and Eastern Europe
The final day of Music Ally's Sandbox Summit Global online conference last week started with a session exploring trends in Russia and Eastern Europe. Vladimir Yurchenko, international marketing manager at Warner Music...
June 2, 2021
WMG deal brings East African label WCB-Wasafi into its fold
Independent labels – often owned by artists – have become an important part of Africa’s emerging music industries. That’s why the global majors are so keen to strike deals with them, offering a path to global audiences...
May 18, 2021
Sony, WMG, Hybe and more invest in startup Fave’s seed round
We first wrote about Fave as one of this year’s cohort of startups taking part in the Techstars Music accelerator. We described it as focusing on ‘superfan gamification’ then, but now we know a little more about...
May 18, 2021
Behind The Campaign: KSHMR
DJ and producer KSHMR had his international breakthrough in 2015 with ‘Secrets’. For the release of ‘One More Round’ in October 2020, a major push was planned, most significantly through a partnership with gaming...
May 5, 2021
Warner Music Group’s Q1 revenues grew by 17% year-on-year
Warner Music Group published its latest financial results yesterday, for the first quarter of 2021 – the company's fiscal Q2. It saw revenues grow by 17% year-on-year to $1.25bn, including growth of 17% for its recorded...
May 5, 2021
WMG steps further into the metaverse with Genies and Wave
When Warner Music Group’s chief digital officer and EVP of business development Oana Ruxandra appeared for a keynote at the NY:LON Connect conference earlier this year, gaming and the wider metaverse loomed large in the...
May 4, 2021
Warner Music Asia moves into esports with ESPL deal
We’ve written about the crossover between the music and esports industries, with labels, streaming services and individual artists alike seeking partnerships with professional gaming teams and tournaments. The latest...
April 20, 2021
Spotify strikes WMG podcasts deal and rebrands Dissect for UK
We’ve seen Spotify doing deals with podcast production companies, and major labels doing deals with podcast production companies. The logical next step comes with the announcement by Warner Music Group and Spotify that...
April 16, 2021
Sandbox Issue 273 :: Marketing electronic music in 2021
Lead: Historically, DSPs – tech platforms with slightly younger, early-adopter user bases – were a place where electronic artists readily found success. So what are the best approaches to DSP marketing of electronic...
April 8, 2021